Jessica Chastain and Will Ferrell to Host Saturday Night Live

Jessica Chastain and Will Ferrell to Host Saturday Night Live

Jessica Chastain and Will Ferrell to host Saturday Night Live

Globe winner Sam Rockwell will make his hosting debut when Saturday Night Live returns on NBC for the new year on Jan. 13. His latest film, the Globe-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, opened Nov. 10 and also stars Globe winner Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson.

Halsey will join Rockwell, who is also marking her debut as musical guest. Halsey’s latest album, “hopeless fountain kingdom,” was released in June and peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

Jessica Chastain will take the “SNL” stage on Jan. 20 as host for her first time. Chastain can currently be seen in Aaron Sorkin’s drama Molly’s Game, opposite Idris Elba and Kevin Costner.

Alongside Chastain, Troye Sivan will appear as musical guest for the first time. “My My My!” – the lead single from Sivan’s new album – was released last night. “Blue Neighborhood,” his 2015 multi-platinum debut album, topped the iTunes charts in 66 countries.

“SNL” vet Will Ferrell, who was a cast member from 1995-2002, will return to Studio 8H as a four-time host on Jan. 27. His latest comedy, Daddy’s Home 2, was released in November.

Chris Stapleton will join Ferrell as musical guest for the second time. His most recent album, “From A Room: Volume 2,” was released on Dec. 1. It follows “From A Room: Volume 1,” which won the 2017 CMA for Album of the Year and is nominated for Best Country Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

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Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Take on Casinos in First ‘The House’ Trailer

The House Trailer

“You wanna make money like Vegas, you gotta look like Vegas.” Warner Bros has unveiled a trailer for an upcoming comedy titled The House, where two parents decide to turn their home into an underground, illegal casino to make money to send their daughter to college. Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star as the parents, with Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Allison Tolman, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Richardson, Rob Huebel and Michaela Watkins. This looks hilarious, probably one of my most anticipated comedies this year. The concept is original and fun, and Ferrell & Poehler are the perfect choice for this. Take a look. ›››

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‘The House’ Trailer: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Go Full ‘Casino’

The House Trailer - Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler

After Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler made a mockery of the world of figure skating in Blades of Glory, they’re teaming up to create an illegal underground casino in the heart of suburbia

The House basically looks like Casino by way of the writers of Neighbors (Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien). Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are desperate to get enough money in order to send their daughter to college. Jason Mantzoukas serves as the catalyst for this totally outlandish and unrealistic idea, and he looks like he’s going to be the MVP in this entire endeavor.

Watch The House trailer after the jump.

This has the feel of Neighbors in how the comedic scenarios are ridiculous, but not in a way that feels completely stupid. There’s a cleverness behind the outrageous antics, and it really looks like Will Ferrell wasn’t joking when he previous said that he and Amy Poehler become like Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone in Casino. There’s even a flat out reference to as much in the final moments of this trailer.

The rest of the cast of The House has some great talent on board with Allison Tolman (Fargo) playing our main characters’ financial advisor, Rob Huebel playing a police officer, and Lennon Parham (Veep) playing a woman who gets a little too caught up in the Las Vegas lifestyle that emerges in the neighborhood.

Beyond that, there are some appearances by Rory Scovel and Nick Kroll, though we don’t know how extensive their roles will be. Kyle Kinane is supposed to pop up at some point as well, and Sam Richardson (also from Veep) has some kind of part as well. Other supporting cast members include Andrea Savage, Michaela Watkins and Steve Zissis, seen losing part of his hand there at the end.

This looks like it has the potential to be a breakout summer comedy, and since it’s an R-rated venture, there’s bound to be plenty more adult humor on display as the release gets closer. Personally, I’m hoping that the film really leans into the fact that they’re basically making a comedy out of a Martin Scorsese movie. Though much like the protagonists in his seedy crime dramas, I’m betting the house won’t end up winning this time.

The House, directed by co-writer Andrew J. Cohen, opens in theaters everywhere on June 30.

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